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  1. Thread: Spinal Hardware

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    Spinal Hardware

    Hello everyone! I'm the one who posted a thread earlier about "getting the message out about scoliosis thru art." I've got some ideas racing thru my head and I was wondering if anyone knew where I...
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    No, Lynn, your symptoms are NOT rarities. =) I am...

    No, Lynn, your symptoms are NOT rarities. =) I am so thankful for this forum. It has impacted me greatly to know that other people are going thru what I have gone thru or might go thru in the future....
  3. Linda, thank you so much for that article. It was...

    Linda, thank you so much for that article. It was wonderful to read. Nicole, the artist, and I are about the same age which is neat. I emailed someone at the SF Art Institute and asked them if they...
  4. Wow, thank you so much for your open...

    Wow, thank you so much for your open cooperation...I appreciate it. Also thanks for the info about the female painter...I will look her up now if I can find her. I will surely contact you sometime...
  5. Thanks Ellie, Linda, and Mistina for your...

    Thanks Ellie, Linda, and Mistina for your expressed interest in my project. =) I won't be able to start on it until probably June b/c of FINALS and a vacation I have planned. But I plan to gather as...
  6. Thanks Mistina, for you post. =) I am not sure...

    Thanks Mistina, for you post. =) I am not sure about the measurements of my surgery. I'll have to check them out again. I just finished looking at my x-rays but I don't uderstand them that well. It's...
  7. Getting out the message about Scoliosis through art

    Hello all, I have posted in these forums numerous times before, but I just received an epiphany for an art/photo project. I am a senior in college studying photography, and as a human I always wonder...
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    Rods

    Hello, yes, my rods stick out in my back. I was 13 when I had spinal fusion, with two rods placed in my back. I am now 23 and the lower part of one of them sticks out. It hurts when I sit against...
  9. Thread: Before and After

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    Hi Jenn, Wow, she refuses to come to the...

    Hi Jenn,
    Wow, she refuses to come to the website? As a 23 year old female who had this surgery when I was 13, I would encourage her to come to this site. It has been an AMAZING thing in my daily...
  10. Thread: HEy everyone!

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    Hi, I wore a brace for 7 years....yes 7 years....

    Hi, I wore a brace for 7 years....yes 7 years. From age 6 when I was diagnosed and fitted to age 13 when I had my surgery to correct my curve. Do you have to have surgery after you get your brace...
  11. Thread: Brace Stress

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    Hey Lisa, Yes, I believe scoliosis is what...

    Hey Lisa,
    Yes, I believe scoliosis is what makes "us" slouch. We have a curved spine, therefore, our posture will not be perfect without us consciously telling ourselves to sit/stand straight. My...
  12. Thread: questions

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    Oh yes, also, I do have surgical scars, but they...

    Oh yes, also, I do have surgical scars, but they have faded a lot. I have one pencil-line-thin scar down the center of my back and one on my right back hip. They aren't bad at all. As far as recovery...
  13. Thread: questions

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    Hi, I'm a 22 year old female who was diagnosed w/...

    Hi, I'm a 22 year old female who was diagnosed w/ scoliosis at age 6...was in a brace from 6-13, then had spinal fusion surgery at age 13. Let me tell you, it was worth it. I don't remember too much...
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    Scoliosis Scholarships?

    Hey everyone,
    I'm a 22 year old female college student who was braced from ages 6-13, then had spinal fusion at age 13...two rods in back. Anyways, I was wondering if there are any scholarships...
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    Poll: I had surgery when I was 13, almost 10 years ago,...

    I had surgery when I was 13, almost 10 years ago, and being that I am almost 23 and thinking of marriage/pregnancy, I was curious as to if anyone has any input about "scoliosis and pregnancy." Has...
  16. Thread: Another surgery?

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    Wow Gail! That REALLY does ease my mind. I can't...

    Wow Gail! That REALLY does ease my mind. I can't believe the removal of the rods was considered an "outpatient" surgery. I totally thought it would be the same as my first surgery. Yes, it is painful...
  17. Thread: Another surgery?

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    Another surgery?

    I had my upper lombar fused in surgery when I was 13 years old, after wearing a brace from ages 6-13. Now I am 22 years old and I'm scared I will have to have surgery again, to revise my current...
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    sons with scoliosis

    Two sons and both with scoliosis. That WOULD be very hard. As for me, I am a 22 year old female who has undergone surgery for fusion of my spine. I was diagnosed during my kindergarten exam. I was...
  19. Thread: Brace Stress

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    Hey Lu

    Hey Lu,
    I understand about the brace. I had to wear a brace from ages 6-13, then I had surgery to fuse my upper spine. Fortunately, I did not have to wear a brace after surgery, but I remember...
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